on November 11, 2011
We got this for my 14 year old son. We wanted something with reasonably good picture and sound quality,at an affordable price. He is a musician, and wanted to be able to record himself performing with good sound, so we chose this camera as it is one of the few that can be used with an external microphone. However, we found that the quality was amazingly good even with the build in mic. Cyrus also uses this to make scripted comedic videos where he plays all the characters then edits them into a scene. The consistent picture and sound quality will make these much better. He is still learning to use the editing program, but thinks it will be much better than his old program once he gets used to it.
on April 25, 2013
I have not as yet had a chance to try this camcorder out, I did bring it to India and the Philippines, so that is why I have given it a 3 rating. Hopefully when I return to India this August for a motorcycle trip up into the Himalayas, I will get to make some videos and will be able to give this camcorder a proper rating.